The Red Komodo 6K is set to be unleashed into the wild!
October 13, 2020

The Stormtrooper variant, please

Red Komodo Official Wait List Open.

Now statements like this make you realise how in a largely generic camera playing field, Red truly stands apart, appealing to the wildly imaginative word of commercial and documentary filmmakers who desire nothing but the best.. And after multiple Beta impressions, the 6K RED Komodo is available. And its coming to the UAE, courtesy our friends at Advanced Media.

The 6K RED Komodo is an interesting camera for a multitude of reasons. From the perspective of RED it is the smallest camera that it has yet produced, and it is also the first camera in the RED portfolio that shoots right out the box. Additionally, the camera also houses phase detection autofocus, a feature more traditionally found in mirrorless and DSLRs. At a $6,000 price point, Red and founder Jarred Land seem set on blurring the lines between amateur and professional filmmaker even further with the Komodo 6K.

In terms of specs, there is much to love on the Red Komodo 6K is very much exciting:

Super35mm sized sensor (6144 x 3240) with a dynamic range of 16 stops

Canon RF style lens mount

Phase detect autofocus

Global shutter

6K full sensor at up to 40fps

6K wide at up to 48fps

4K full at 60fps

2K full at up to 120fps

ProRes and REDCODE Raw recording

CFast 2.0 recording media

4K SDI out

Phase detection autofocus

Canon BP style battery slots

Built in touch screen for menus and live view

Ability to control the camera over Wi-Fi

In terms of accessories for the Red Komodo 6K, we have a few on our favorites list:

Laowa cine lenses

Venus Optics has announced three new ultra-wide Laowa cine lenses for the Canon RF mount. Designed for use on the Canon EOS R5 & EOS R6, the RED Komodo and the new Canon C70 cinema camera, the three new RF mount lenses offer extremely wide-angle views with focal lengths of 9mm, 12mm and 15mm.

SmallHD Focus Pro Limited Edition monitor

For anyone who happens to have a white Stormtrooper version of the KOMODO, SmallHD has a Focus Pro Limited Edition monitor that is also white. The Focus Pro has a 5″ 1280×720, 800nit, 294 PPI touchscreen. The monitor features a milled aluminium chassis with three ¼”-20 mounting points.

Nauticam’s Komodo 6K housing has RED’s official seal of approval. The housing is built around Nauticam’s N120 Cinema port system, a platform shared by the company’s DSLR and cinema camera systems that allows the mounting of both DSLR and cinema lenses as well as easy integration with underwater optics like the WACP-1, WACP-2, SMC-1 and SMC-2. The housing supports the use of EF lenses via Canon’s adapters.  The housing allows the camera’s built-in monitor to be viewed through a window on the top plate. A version of the housing with the Shinobi Monitor Back—which houses a Atomos Shinobi SDI monitor (not included!)—is also available. Alternatively, it’s possible to connect the Atomos Shinobi or SmallHD 502 in a Nauticam external monitor housing.

For all those wondering how to get on the RED bandwagon with the Komodo 6K, there’s great news. The Red Komodo 6K is coming to the UAE. Head to Advanced Media, the official distributors of Red in the Middle East, to know more!

by Anil George
Avid follower of all things tech. In between his quest for the ultimate gizmo, Anil fiddles with light meters, collects rare books and feeds his fetish for Jap horror movies. As Managing Editor of T3 Middle East for the GCC, Anil oversees content direction across print and digital. He was a CES 2020 Innovation Awards Judge, reprising his role as an Innovation Awards Judge at CES 2018, CES 2017, 2016 and 2015. Anil is also the Middle East's first Brand Ambassador for Ashdown Engineering. Reach him at:
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